Here's a look at the life of Hosni Mubarak, former president of Egypt.
Personal: Birth date: May 4, 1928
Birth place: Kafr-el Meselha, Minufiya, Egypt
Birth name: Mohammed Hosni Mubarak
Marriage: Suzanne (Thabet) Mubarak
Children: Gamal, 1963 (son); Alaa, 1961 (son)
Education: National Military Academy (Egypt), 1949; Air Force Academy (Egypt), 1952; Frunze General Staff Academy (USSR), 1964
Timeline: 1952-1959 - Works as a flight instructor at the Egyptian Air Force Academy.
1965-1967 - Commands several Air Force bases.
1967-1972 - Appointed as the Director of the Air Force Academy and Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Air Force.
1969 - Mubarak is promoted to Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Air Force.
September 28, 1970 - President Gamal Nasser dies of a heart attack. He is succeeded by his vice president, Anwar el-Sadat, on October 17th.
1972 - Mubarak is promoted to Commander in Chief of the Air Force and Deputy Minister of War.
October 1973 - Promoted to the rank of Air Marshal of the Egyptian Air Force.
October 6, 1973 - The Egyptian Air Force launches a daytime surprise attack on Israeli soldiers occupying the east bank of the Suez Canal. Within 20 minutes, the pilots hit 90% of their targets. This begins the Yom Kippur War, which lasts for several weeks, making Mubarak a national hero.
April 15, 1975 - Sadat names Mubarak vice president of Egypt.
1976 -1981 - Mubarak travels extensively as Sadat's emissary. He also assumes control of the day-to-day operations of the government, which frees Sadat to concentrate on foreign policy.
1978 - Appointed as the Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP).
October 6, 1981 - During a Cairo military parade commemorating Egypt's victories in 1973, Sadat is assassinated by a group of Islamic fundamentalists. Mubarak, standing next to Sadat, suffers an injury to his left hand.
October 13, 1981 - Mubarak is elected president of Egypt.
October 14, 1981 - Mubarak is sworn-in as the sixth president of Egypt.
October 5, 1987 - Mubarak is reelected president.
1990-1991 - Emerges as a leader in the U.S. led coalition to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, by committing 40,000 troops to the mission.
1993 - Mubarak is reelected president.
June 26, 1995 - Survives an assassination attempt in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by an al-Qaeda affiliated group.